Gesa, a community-chartered credit union, recently announced the recipients of their first Local Heroes Grant Program, which provides grant funds to organizations that support local heroes within the community. In the program’s first year, Gesa awarded $110,000 in grants to 23 organizations across Washington state. The top earning organizations earned $5,000 each to support their individual needs.
Gesa’s Local Heroes Grant Program provides grants to organizations that support any of Gesa’s outlined Local Heroes populations, including firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, healthcare workers, and veterans in the state of Washington. Some of this year’s recipients include the City of Walla Walla Fire Department, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, Friends of Disabled Veterans and the K9 Foundation Yakima Valley, among many others.
“Gesa recognizes and appreciates our local heroes who serve our communities across Washington state,” said Richard Waddle, Executive Vice President of Gesa Credit Union. “As we watched the videos that applicants had sent in, we were inspired by the clear passion they have for uplifting our communities. We’re thrilled to honor that passion and the invaluable work that these organizations have done, and we thank them for their selfless efforts in serving our community.”
With every swipe of a Local Heroes co-branded Gesa Visa® Debit Card, Gesa members earn funds designated for grants in that card’s Local Heroes category. Funds accumulate over the course of a year and are disbursed annually.
For more information about Gesa’s Local Heroes Grant Program, including eligibility requirements, visit https://www.gesa.com/category/local-heroes/.
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